Rev. 9 April 2006, Gen. 130

 

DESCENDANTS OF CONSTANT GRAVES AND COMFORT BATES OF REHOBETH, MA & SCITUATE, RI

 

 

GENERATION 1

 

Constant Graves (1) was born 16 Feb. 1751, and died 8 Aug. 1804 in Scituate, R.I.He is said to have come from Scotland soon after the Battle of Lexington.(An obituary of Dr. Isaac Selden Graves, a descendant, says that he came to America from Ireland.One of the papers included in source R‑203 seems to indicate that he may have come from Prince Edward Island.)

He enlisted at Warwick, Rhode Island in the R.I. Militia, and served in the Rev. War under the command of Gen. Greene. Specifically, according to the pension application of his widow, Constant enlisted in March 1777 and served one month as private in Capt. Jonathan Knight's Co., Col. Waterman's R.I. Regt.He enlisted 8 June 1778, served 9 months and 9 days in Capt. Garzia's Co., Col. Elliott's R.I. Regt. of Artillery, and was in Sullivan's R.I. Expedition.In 1780 he enlisted and served one month as private in Capt. Samuel Wilbur's Co., and in 1781 he served one month in Capt. Jonathan Knight's Co., both tours in Col. John Waterman's R.I. Regt.

He lived at one time in Rehobeth, Mass., but after his marriage he lived in the town of Scituate, R.I. on a farm later owned by Stephen J. Fisk.All his children were born in Scituate.

He married Comfort Bates, daughter of Nathan Bates and Isabella Edwards on 28 March 1779.(Note that the name is Bates rather than Barnes as was incorrectly reported by John Card Graves.There were both Barnes and Bates in R.I., but only one Nathan.In his will dated 28 Dec. 1801, Nathan named all his children.)Comfort was born 3 March 1760 and died 2 April 1847 at age 87.After the death of Constant, Comfort received a pension for Constant's Rev. War service (Claim W. 13549).She secondly married James Knight, son of Charles and Hannah Knight, on 23 Oct. 1814.He was born in 1762 and died 22 Oct. 1839.

Many of Constant Graves' children and related families moved to northeastern Pennsylvania around 1815-1830 and settled near Scranton in Scott, Greenfield, Tompkinsville, and Carbondale.Mrs. Richard Lewis says that in the Rev. War, Sullivan's March went through this area, and she believes that many soldiers' families settled there as a result of that.The Rev. War records in the National Archives for Constant Graves state that he was on Sullivan's march.(R‑1, R‑7, R‑8, R‑200)

Children - Graves

+2.Samuel Graves, b. 6 March 1780, m. Roby Wescott.

+3.Mary Graves, m. Eleazer Wescott.

4.Cynthia Graves (not mentioned by William Lewis)

+5.Barbara Graves, b. 1785, m. Duty Johnson, d. 1864.

+6.John Graves, b. 9 April 1787, m. Joanna Johnson, 12 June 1808, d. 31 Oct. 1865.

+7.George W. Graves, b. 7 Jan. 1794, m(1) Meriba Johnson, 20 March 1814, m(2) Mary S. F. Tompkins, 14 Sept. 1845, d. 16 Feb. 1877.

+8.Rhoda Graves, b. 15 July 1795, m. Joseph Carpenter, 1813, d. 15 Aug. 1830.

+9.Richard Graves, b. 25 May 1801, m. Almira Tompkins, 22 March 1824, d. 26 July 1881.

 

 

GENERATION 2

 

CHILDREN OF CONSTANT GRAVES (1) AND COMFORT BARNES

Samuel Graves (2) was born 6 March 1780.He married Roby Wescott, daughter of Gideon Wescott and Roby Edmonds. She was born in 1781.Samuel was Lieut. Col. commanding the 7th Regt., 2nd Brigade, R.I. Militia, in the War of 1812.They lived in Scituate, RI, then moved to northeast Pennsylvania in the early 1800's.(R‑1, R‑200)

Children - Graves

+10.Esek Graves, married.

11.Leonard Graves

+12.Gorton Graves, m. Elvira ‑‑‑‑‑‑, 18 May 1826, d. 24 Dec. 1845.

13.Melinda Graves, b. 25 Oct. 1809, m. John Scott, 4 June 1843, d. 25 April 1883 (Honesdale, Wayne Co., PA).He was b. 10 June 1801 in Milford, Otsego Co., NY, d. 22 June 1875 in Honesdale, PA.They were in the 1850 census for Honesdale, Wayne Co., PA, page 256, with no children, and Rhoda Mullins (perhaps her mother), 67, living with them.

14.Julia Graves, m(1) ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Moore, m(2) ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Smith.Her 2nd husband died in the Army.

+15.Raymond Graves, b. 3 Dec. 1812, m. Elsie B. Decker, 8 Jan. 1835, d. 23 Oct. 1881.

+16.James Brown Graves, b. 21 Feb. 1815, m(1) ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Carr, m(2) Elizabeth Funk, 8 May 1848, d. 1882.

17.Frances Graves

 

Mary Graves (3) married Eleazer Wescott, son of Gideon Wescott and Roby Edmonds.He was born in 1778 and died in 1839.They lived at Oaklawn, R.I.They were listed in the 1810 RI census.(R‑1, R‑201)

Children - Wescott

18.Gideon Wescott; said to be listed in 1850 RI census, but canít find.May have served in the Civil War.

19.Polly Wescott

+20.Harley Wescott, b.c. 1805, m. Laura ‑‑‑‑‑‑.

21.Almira Wescott

+22.Bowen Wescott, b.c. 1810, m. Amy A. ‑‑‑‑‑‑.

 

Barbara Graves (5) was born in 1785 and died in 1864. She married Duty (or Dutee) Johnson, son of Benjamin Johnson and Waity Yates of Coventry, R.I.He was born in 1784 and died in 1860.They were pioneer settlers of Scott Township, Pa., arriving in 1816 and locating on a farm in Newton Hill.He was a carpenter, and was buried in the Carpenter Cem., Scott Twp.They were listed in the 1830, 1840 and 1850 censuses for PA.(R‑1, R‑201)

Children - Johnson

23.Sarah Johnson, m. Grandison Burritt, 1829.He was from Dundaff.They later moved to Manston, Wisc.He was a native of Conn., and a school teacher.They were members of the Waverly Presbyterian Church when it was organized in 1850.They were in the 1860 census of WI.

+24.Cynthia Johnson, b.c. 1814, m. Daniel Vail, 1834, d. 1838.

+25.Marcella Johnson, b.c. 1818, m. Marcus Leonard, 1844, d. 1896.

+26.Elizabeth Johnson, b.c. 1818, m. Nathan Kelly, d. 1851.

 

John Graves (6) was born 9 April 1787 in Scituate, RI, and died 31 Oct. 1865.He married Joanna (or Anna) Johnson, daughter of Samuel Johnson, on 12 June 1808. She was born 1 June 1787 at Scituate, and died 29 June 1871.He was living at Scituate in 1839 when his mother filed a pension application.They were in the 1850 census for Scituate, Providence Co., RI, page 65, with John Graves, 63, farmer, Anna Graves, 63, Cynthia Kies, 33, Dennis Graves, 29, Lydia Graves, 27, and Stephen Graves, 7/12.(R‑200, R‑203)

Children - Graves

+27.Alfred Graves, b. 31 May 1809, m. Sarah Ann Warren, July 1832, d. 15 June 1881.

+28.Nathan B. Graves, b. 11 Aug. 1811, m. Ruth E. Clark, Oct. 1835, d. 14 May 1874.

+29.William Harrison Graves, b. 22 Nov. 1814, m. Mary Linden, 27 Oct. 1837, d. 17 April 1890.

30.Cynthia Howland Graves, b. 17 Nov. 1816, m. James E. Kies, 10 April 1848, d. 16 July 1893.He may have died early, since she was living with her parents in 1850.

31.Ann Maria Graves, b. 22 June 1822, m. Sheldon Luther, d. 12 July 1848.

+32.Dennis Howland Graves, b. 6 May 1820, m. Lydia M. O. Colvin, 9 April 1848, d. 15 May 1891.

 

George W. Graves (7) was born 7 Jan. 1794, and died 16 Feb. 1877 in Tompkinsville, Lackawanna Co., PA.He first married Meriba (or Meriby) Johnson on 20 March 1814.They moved from Rhode Island to Scott Twp., Luzerne Co., PA in 1819, and located on a farm near Tompkinsville, where Seldon Decker was living in 1965.Records show he first bought land in Greenfield in 1817.He was one of the founders of the Tompkinsville Methodist Church in 1852, and a local preacher in that church.Meriba was buried in the Carpenter Cem.

They were in the 1830 census for Greenfield, Luzerne Co., PA, page 341, with George listed as age 30-40, 1 female age 30-40, and 1 female 10-15.

George secondly married Mary S. F. Tompkins, daughter of John Tompkins and Abigail Fenner of Greenfield, PA, on 14 Sept. 1845.Tompkinsville was named for John Tompkins.Mary died 1 Oct. 1883 in Tompkinsville.Both Mary and George were buried in the Tompkinsville Cem.He was a shoemaker by trade and a farmer.(R‑200, R‑201)

Children - Graves, by Meriby Johnson

+33.Susan Sheldon Graves, b. 20 March 1816, m(1) Henry Brown, 18 June 1835, m(2) George Cure, 3 Sept. 1865, d. 1907.

Children - Graves, by Mary S. F. Tompkins

34.Fenner (or Henry) Wesley Graves, b. 19 Aug. 1849, d. 7 Jan. 1852.

35.Mary Emma Graves (called Emma), b. 16 Nov. 1851, d. 22 Feb. 1856.

+36.George Fenner Graves, b. 1 Feb. 1855, m. Priscilla Stetson Hollis, 18 Nov. 1875.

+37.John Nelson Graves, b. 23 Nov. 1857, m. Emma A. Hubbard, 14 Nov. 1878, d. 21 Feb. 1915.

 

Rhoda Graves (8) was born 15 July 1795 in NY, and died 15 Aug. 1830 in PA.She married Joseph Carpenter, son of Joseph Carpenter and Esther Knight of South Scituate, RI, in 1813 or 1816 in RI[1].He was born 17 Jan. 1790 in RI, and died 2 Aug. 1884 in PA.In Nov. 1815 they moved to Pennsylvania, settling on a fine farm in Scott Twp., Luzerne Co., PA, near Craig, where they raised a family of five children.They were both buried in the Carpenter Cem. on their farm.He secondly married Mrs. Mary Potter Collins in 1832.She was born about 1795 or 1798 in RI, and died in 1860.Joseph and Mary were in the 1850 census for Scott Twp., Luzerne Co., PA, page 203, with daughter Ruth.(R‑6, R‑7, R‑8, R‑201)

Children - Carpenter

+38.Earl Carpenter, b.c. 1815-1817, m. Lurinda Burdick, d. 1858.

+39.Charles Carpenter, b. 20 Aug. 1817, m. Mary Johnson, c. 1838, d. 27 Jan. 1894.

+40.Dennis Carpenter, b.c. 1820, m. Lydia Hierlihy, d. 1888.

41.Ruth Carpenter, b.c. 1822 (PA), never married, d. 1889.

42.Louisa Carpenter, b.c. 1825, m. Horace Simrell, d. 1896.

 

Richard Graves (9) was born 25 May 1801 in Johnston Twp., RI, and died 26 July 1881 in Tompkinsville, PA.He married Almira Tompkins, sister of his brother George's wife, on 22 March 1824.She was born 14 Sept. 1805 in Scituate, RI, and died 28 Aug. 1874 in Tompkinsville. They were both buried in the Tompkinsville Cem.

Richard moved from RI to PA with his brother George in 1819 when it was a wilderness, settling on a farm near Tompkinsville, across the road from his brother's farm. He was one of the founders of the Tompkinsville Methodist Church.

He was in the 1830 census for Greenfield Twp., Luzerne Co., PA, page 341, with 1 male (Richard), 20-30, 1 male under 5 (Edwin), 1 male 5-10 (Albert), and 1 female 20-30 (Almira).(R‑200, R‑201)

Children - Graves

+43.Albert Graves, b. 16 May 1825, m. Margaret Miller, 28 May 1851, d. 1900.

+44.Edwin S. Graves, b. 6 Oct. 1827, m. Helen A. Taylor, 6 Oct. 1852, d. 1918.

+45.Richard Graves, b. 26 Dec. 1832, m. Elizabeth Jane Roberts, 29 Jan. 1857, d. 1921.

46.John Tompkins Graves, b. 2 April 1835, m(1) Isabella Margery Stuart, 14 Jan. 1859, m(2) Anna M. Stuart, 29 May 1894, d. 1901.He moved west in 1858.His first wife d. 28 March 1893.He was an attorney, counselor at law, and county judge at Alexandria, South Dakota.No children.

 

 

GENERATION 3

 

CHILDREN OF SAMUEL GRAVES (2) AND ROBY WESCOTT

Esek (?) Graves (10) married ‑‑‑‑‑‑.There was an Eseck Graves listed in the 1850 and 1860 censuses in NJ.(R‑200)

Children - Graves

47.son, in Civil War, missing in battle.

48.Louisa Graves, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Mills.Lived in Newark, N.J.

 

Gorton Graves (12) married Elvira ‑‑‑‑‑‑ on 18 May 1826. He died 24 Dec. 1845.(R‑200)

Children - Graves

49.Mary M. Graves, m. John V. Gray.

50.Samuel Homer Graves

 

Raymond Graves (15) was born 3 Dec. 1812 and died 23 Oct. 1881.He married Elsie B. Decker on 8 Jan. 1835.(R‑200)

Children - Graves

51.Samuel Graves

52.William Graves

53.Jane Graves

54.Harriet Graves

55.Raymond Graves

56.Mary Graves

57.Julia Graves

58.Katharine Graves, b. 5 April 1850 (Carbondale, Pa.), m. Frank Smith, 19 Nov. 1872.He was b. 3 April 1850 in Carbondale, son of David G. Smith and Nancy D. Starkweather.

 

James Brown Graves (16) was born 21 Feb. 1815 in VT, and died in 1882, probably in Springboro, Crawford Co., PA.He first married Miss Carr.He secondly married Elizabeth Funk (or Fink) on 8 May 1848 in Madison, IN.She was born in 1830 in Amsterdam, Holland, and died in Madison, IN, according to R‑3.However (according to R‑4), they were both buried in Springboro Cem., Springboro, Crawford Co., PA, and their dates were from their tombstones in the cemetery.According to R‑4, she was born in 1816 and died in 1885.(R‑3, R‑4, R‑200)

Children - Graves, by ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Carr

59.Edwin Skeels Graves

Children - Graves, by Elizabeth Funk

+60.Leonard Clarence Graves, b. 6 May 1849, m. Louisa Jane Ross, 7 April 1872.

61.Julia Ann Graves, b. 5 April 1851, m. W. E. Hummelbaugh, 17 Jan. 1880, d. 29 July 1881.

62.James Brown Graves, Jr., b. 8 Oct. 1852[2], never married, d. 1914.

63.Elizabeth Graves, b. 22 March 1854.

64.Frances Graves, b. 5 Feb. 1857, m. Francis Corey (or Frank Carey), 27 March 1879.

+65.Samuel Edwin Graves, b. 25 Feb. 1858, m. Carrie Louise Tucker, 29 Nov. 1888, d. 30 June 1947.

 

CHILDREN OF MARY GRAVES (3) AND ELEAZER WESCOTT

Harley Wescott (20) was born about 1805 in RI.He married Laura ‑‑‑‑‑‑.She was born about 1805 in RI.They were in the 1850 census for Cranston, Providence Co., RI, page 220, with all children born in RI, and Joseph Sheldon, 68, living with them, perhaps her father.

Children - Wescott

66.Joseph E. Wescott, b.c. 1828.

67.George H. Wescott, b.c. 1830.

68.Gilbert O. Wescott, b.c. 1832.

69.Mary L. Wescott, b.c. 1834.

70.Gideon G. Wescott, b.c. 1837.

71.Laura S. Wescott, b.c. 1839.

72.William B. Wescott, b.c. 1841.

73.John B. Wescott, b.c. 1844.

74.Harriet A. Wescott, b.c. 1848.

 

Bowen Wescott (22) was born about 1810 in RI.He married Amy A. ‑‑‑‑‑‑.She was born about 1814 in RI.They were in the 1850 census for Smithfield, Dist. 1 & 4, Providence Co., RI, page 388, with all children born in RI, and Sarah Collier, 58, living with them, perhaps her mother.

Children - Wescott

75.James F. Wescott, b.c. 1835.

76.Alma Wescott, b.c. 1841.

77.Hannah B. Wescott, b.c. 1844.

78.Sarah L. Wescott, b.c. 1847.

79.Isabella M. Wescott, b.c. 1848.

 

CHILDREN OF BARBARA GRAVES (5) AND DUTY JOHNSON

Cynthia Johnson (24) was born in 1814, died in 1838, and was buried in the Carpenter Cem. beside her parents.She married Daniel Vail, son of Micah Vail and Esther Slauson of Scott Twp., in 1834.He was a school teacher in Scott Twp., Pa., and later a lumberman and farmer in Greenfield Twp., Pa., and lived near Heart Lake Corners.

After Cynthia's death he married again in 1840 to Margery Dings, daughter of John Dings and Catherine Couse.In 1854 he moved to Waverly, N.Y., where he continued farming and lived until his death.He had 5 children by his second marriage.(R‑1, R‑201, R‑202)

Children - Vail

+80.Rhoda Orlanda Vail, b. 1836, m(1) William Case, 1868, m(2) Stephen D. Miller, d. 1897.

81.Frank Vail, b. 1838, d. 1864.Killed in the Civil War at age 26, 52nd Regt., Pennsylvania Volunteers.Bur. Carpenter Cem. close to his mother.

 

Marcella Johnson (25) was born in 1818 and died in 1896. She married Marcus Leonard, son of Marcus and Mary Leonard, in 1844.He was born in 1800 and died in 1875. He had first married Asenath Wetherby, born 1797, died 1843.Marcella and Marcus lived on a farm in Scott, Pa., near Green Grove.(R‑201)

Children - Leonard

+82.John M. Leonard, b. 1851, m. Regina Thacher, d. 19--.

 

Elizabeth Johnson (26) was born about 1818 in PA, died in 1851, and was buried beside her parents in the Carpenter Cem., Scott Twp., Luzerne Co., PA.She married Nathan Kelly.He was born about 1818 in NY.They were in the 1850 census for Scott Twp., Luzerne Co., PA, page 202.All their children were born in PA.

Children - Kelly

83.Selwyn Kelly, b.c. 1840.

84.Frederick Kelly, b.c. 1841.

85.Matilda Kelly, b.c. 1845.

 

CHILDREN OF JOHN GRAVES (6)

Alfred Graves (27) was born 31 May 1809 and died 15 June 1881.He married Sarah Ann Warren in July 1832.She died 31 Jan. 1876.(R‑200)

Children - Graves

+86.Frederick E. Graves, b. 14 Sept. 1850, m. Mary E. Kenyon, 14 April 1878.

 

Nathan B. Graves (28) was born 11 Aug. 1811 and died 14 May 1874.He married Ruth E. Clark of Newport, RI in Oct. 1835.She was born 21 Oct. 1813 and died 14 Sept. 1884.(R‑200, R‑203)

Children - Graves

87.Bradford W. Graves, b. 4 Aug. 1835.

88.Mary E. A. Graves, b. 2 Oct. 1837.

89.Sophronia Graves, b. 18 Jan. 1840.

90.Theodore Graves, b. 16 May 1844.

91.William W. Graves, b. 19 July 1851, d. 14 Sept. 1870 (aged 19 yrs., 1 mo., 26 days).

 

William Harrison Graves (29) was born 22 Nov. 1814 in Scituate, RI., and died 17 April 1890.He married Mary Linden on 27 Oct. 1837 in Providence, RI.(R‑200, R‑203)

Children - Graves

92.William Edward Graves, b. 30 Aug. 1838, d. 6 April 1861.

93.Mary Eleanor Graves, b. 17 Sept. 1840.

+94.George Henry Graves, b. 2 May 1842, m. Adelaide A. Vaughn, 27 July 1864.

95.Sarah Jane Graves, b. 9 Feb. 1844, m. Lewis M. Crocker, 3 Dec. 1871 (Lonsdale, RI), d. 29 Sept. 1884.

96.Anna Lydia Graves, b. 16 June 1847.

97.Julia Maria Graves, b. 18 May 1848, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑, 4 July 1866 (Scituate, RI).

 

Dennis Howland Graves (32) was born 6 May 1820 in Scituate, R.I., and died 15 May 1891.He married Lydia M. O. Colvin on 9 April 1848 in North Scituate, R.I.(R‑200)

Children - Graves

98.Stephen Howland Graves, b. 18 Jan. 1849, m. Huldah J. LaSelle, 14 June 1880, d. 13 Dec. 1893.

99.Cynthia Maria Graves, b. 24 Jan. 1852, m. Charles J. Campbell, 1 Aug. 1876. He d. 15 May 1878.

+100.Samuel Edgar Graves, b. 1 Nov. 1857, m. Sarah Jane LaCrosse, 28 Nov. 1878.

 

CHILDREN OF GEORGE W. GRAVES (7)

Susan (or Susannah) Sheldon Graves (33) was born 20 March 1816 and died in 1907.She first married Henry Brown, son of James Brown and Polly Taylor, on 18 June 1835.He was born in 1814 and died in 18--.They lived at Tompkinsville, Pa., and had four children, according to the 1850 census.The husband and child may have all died of black fever.

She secondly married George Cure, son of John Cure and Elizabeth Jones, on 3 Sept. 1865.He was born in 1815 and died in 1893.They lived at Tompkinsville, and had no children.She was known as "Grandma Susan" in the Cure family.(R‑200, R‑201)

Children - Brown

101.Emily Brown, b. 1836.

102.Louisa Brown, b. 1838.

103.Harriet Brown, b. 1840.

104.George H. Brown, b. 1841.

 

George Fenner Graves (36) was born 1 Feb. 1855 in Tompkinsville, PA.He married Priscilla Stetson Hollis on 18 Nov. 1875.According to William Lewis, George ran away to sea and was never heard from again; however, that does not seem to be the case.(R‑5, R‑200)

Children - Graves

105.George Charles Graves, b. 7 Nov. 1876, m. Alvesta Schnee, d. 6 May 1939 (Philadelphia, PA).

+106.Mary Adelle Graves, b. 4 April 1879, m. Charles Frederick Hess, 30 May 1904, d. 12 Sept. 1936.

107.Gilbert Nelson Graves, b. 26 Sept. 1880, d. 22 March 1883.

108.Isabel (or Isabell) Graves, b. 28 Feb. 1883, d. 31 July 1973 (Kingston, PA).

 

John Nelson Graves (37) was born 23 Nov. 1857 and died 21 Feb. 1915.He married Emma A. Hubbard, daughter of Sumner Hubbard and Harriet Barker of Scott, Pa., on 14 Nov. 1878.They lived near Tompkinsville, Pa., in Scott Twp. on a farm near Chapman Lake Corners, now the Montdale Country Club.He cultivated a 250 acre dairy farm, and served as Scott Twp. tax collector and school director.(R‑200, R‑201)

Children - Graves

109.George Sumner Graves, b. 11 Aug. 1879, d. 4 Sept. 1879.

110.Minnie Blanche Graves, b. 15 May 1881, m(1) Dr. Philo Chesbrough, 1902, m(2) Arnold Zurfleigh, d. 1957.Lived in Syracuse, N.Y.

111.Earl Hubbard Graves, b. 7 Dec. 1882, d. 19 Oct. 1893.

112.Harry Nelson Graves, b. 13 July 1885, m. Cora Davis.

113.Harold J. Graves, b. 10 Aug. 1890, m. Iva Berry.Lived in Waverly, Pa. and Binghamton, N.Y.

114.Harriet ("Hattie") Graves, b. 22 March 1892, m. Raymond Marsh.Lived in Syracuse, N.Y.

115.Gladys Graves, b. 20 Oct. 1893, m. Edward Stark.Lived in Tunkhannock, Pa.

 

CHILDREN OF RHODA GRAVES (8) AND JOSEPH CARPENTER

Earl Carpenter (38) was born about 1815-1817 in RI, and died in 1858.He married Lurinda Burdick.She was buried about 1820 in PA.They were in the 1850 census for Scott Twp., Luzerne Co., PA, page 202, with her listed as Lorinda.All their children were born in PA.He was a farmer.

Children - Carpenter

116.Edwin Carpenter, b.c. 1839.

117.Albert Carpenter, b.c. 1845.

118.Rhoda Carpenter, b.c. 1848.

 

Charles M. Carpenter (39) was born 20 Aug. 1817 and died 27 Jan. 1894 in PA.He married Mary S. Johnson, daughter of Charles Johnson and Sarah Dickerson, about 1838 in Scott Twp., Luzerne Co., PA.She was born 13 July 1817 in Philadelphia, Montgomery Co., PA, and died 28 Feb. 1882.(R‑7, R‑8)

Children - Carpenter

119.Vandella Carpenter, b. 1839, m. Giles P. Burlingame, 6 July 1859 (Luzerne, PA).He was b. 1836 and d. 17 May 1879 in Scranton, Lakawanna Co., PA.

120.Joseph Carpenter, b. 16 July 1842, m. Lucy A. Fisk, 5 Jan. 1868 (Luzerne, PA), d. 5 July 1903.She was b. 7 June 1847 and d. 1901 in PA.

121.George Charles Carpenter, b. 1844, m. Sarah Emma White, 4 July 1872, d. 4 Sept. 1923 (PA).She was b. Sept. 1848/49 in PA and d. 1914 in Scott Twp., Lackawanna Co., PA.

122.Sarah Louise Carpenter, b. 16 Sept. 1847 (Luzerne, PA), m. Elbert W. Barney, 23 Nov. 1865.He was b. 1843 and d. 14 June 1868 in PA.

+123.Mary Mineta Carpenter, b.c. 1849, m. Philander R. Carpenter, d. 12 Nov. 1879.

+124.James Wheaton Carpenter, b. 31 May 1851, m. Harriett Frances Hills, 2 Nov. 1882, d. 3 June 1917.

 

Dennis Carpenter (40) was born about 1820 in PA, and died in 1888.He married Lydia Hierlihy.She was born about 1825 in RI.They were in the 1850 census for Scott Twp., Luzerne Co., PA, page 203.All their children were born in PA.He was a farmer.

Children - Carpenter

125.Adelbert Carpenter, b.c. 1844.

126.William N. Carpenter, b.c. 1846.

 

CHILDREN OF RICHARD GRAVES (9)

Albert Graves (43) was born 16 May 1825 and died in 1900. He married Margaret Miller on 28 May 1851.She was born in 1831 and died 7 Feb. 1890.Albert was a farmer, settled on his 67 acre farm at Tompkinsville in Scott Twp., Pa., in 1851, and was widely known.He served 13 years as a school teacher, 15 years as a Justice of the Peace, and was school director, tax collector and assessor, and Supt. of the Tompkinsville Methodist Sunday School.(R‑200, R‑201)

Children - Graves

+127.Albert Clarence Graves, b. 16 Sept. 1852, m. Rosabel Stevens, 30 Sept. 1890, d. 1919.

+128.Richard Hobart Graves, b. 7 Nov. 1854, m. Emma Bartholomew, d. 25 March 1883.

129.Margaret Almira (or Elmira) Graves, b. 6 Sept. 1856, d. 13 April 1864.

+130.Isaac Selden Graves, b. 1 Dec. 1859, m. Edith Page, 23 April 1891, d. 17 July 1917.

+131.Mary LaMira Graves, b. 28 Aug. 1866, m. Charles Harned, 1895, d. 1928.

+132.Alice Miller Graves, b. 31 March 1870, m. John L. Decker, d. 1910.

 

Edwin S. Graves (44) was born 6 Oct. 1827 and died in 1918.He married Helen A. Taylor, daughter of John A. Taylor and Gartra Ackley, on 6 Oct. 1852 in Greenfield Twp., Pa.She was born 29 July 1833.They lived at Jermyn, Pa.

On the 6th of October 1913 they celebrated at their home in Jermyn, Pa. his 86th birthday and the 61st anniversary of their wedding, both in good health.A large group of relatives and friends was present.

All their children were born and lived in Jermyn, Pa. Frank and John ran a drug store together in Jermyn.(R‑200, R‑201)

Children - Graves

133.Frank Marion Graves, b. 28 Aug. 1853, never married.

134.John Milton Graves, b. 8 Aug. 1860, m. Anna McCleary, 1866, d. 1934.

135.William Grant (or Grant William) Graves, b. 11 Oct. 1867, married, d. 1901.

 

Richard Graves (45) was born 26 Dec. 1832 in Tompkinsville, Pa., and died in 1921.He married Elizabeth Jane Roberts of Peckville, Pa. on 29 Jan. 1857. She was born 17 Dec. 1833 in Davenport, Delaware Co., N.Y., and died 27 Nov. 1912.They lived on his father's farm in Tompkinsville, Pa.Both their children were born in Tompkinsville.(R‑200, R‑201)

Children - Graves

+136.William Richard Graves, b. 14 Feb. 1859, m. Lottie Frances Norris, 22 June 1891, d. 1933.

+137.Winfield Scott Graves, b. 20 Feb. 1862, m. Ella M. White, 15 March 1883, d. 1934.

 

 

GENERATION 4

 

CHILDREN OF JAMES BROWN GRAVES (16)

Leonard Clarence Graves[3] (60) was born 6 May 1849 in Madison, Jefferson Co., IN, and died in Springboro, Crawford Co., PA (in northwestern PA, close to Lake Erie).He married Laura Jane Ross on 7 April 1872 in Springboro, PA.She was born 22 Sept. 1853 in Spring Twp., Crawford Co., PA, and died 17 Nov. 1925 in Springboro, PA.All their children were born in Springboro, PA.(R‑3, R‑200)

Children - Graves

+138.Homer Benton Graves, b. 10 Nov. 1876, m. Ruby Cook.

+139.Clarence Melvin Graves, b. 7 Oct. 1880, m. Birdie McPike, 19 Aug. 1903, d. 11 Feb. 1949.

+140.Anna E. Graves, b. 8 Nov. 1885, m. Frederick C. Harrington.

141.Hubert R. Graves, b. 22 Jan. 1889, d. 23 Feb. 1963.

 

Samuel Edwin Graves (65) was born 25 Feb. 1858, died 15 March 1924, and was buried in Springboro, PA.He married Carrie Louise Tucker on 29 Nov. 1888.She was born 7 April 1866 and died 30 Jan. 1947.(R‑4)

Children - Graves

142.John Wesley Graves, b. 25 Nov. 1889, m. June Keeler, d. 25 July 1961.

143.Alice Marie Graves, b. 21 Sept. 1891, m. George H. Strachan, 20 Aug. 1923, d.c. 1982-83 (Santa Barbara, CA).

144.Gertrude Elizabeth Graves, b. 28 Nov. 1893, m. Pharco B. Hess, d. 19 Sept. 1974.

145.Carrie Louise Graves, b. 5 May 1895, bapt. 7 Dec. 1960, m. Parke Nichols, 27 Dec. 1920.

146.Samuel Raymond Graves, b. 27 Aug. 1897, m. Dulcea Garnes, 27 June 1917 (Clendenin, WV), d. 26 May 1970 (Sacramento, CA).She was b. 15 June 1897.

147.Francis Marie (or Francis Minnie) Graves, b. 8 Sept. 1901, m. James H. Hepburn, 15 Dec. 1928, d. 11 May 1953.

+148.William Gordon Graves, b. 17 Feb. 1904, m. Kathryn Pearl Bradfield, d. 23 Aug. 1970.

 

CHILDREN OF CYNTHIA JOHNSON (24) AND DANIEL VAIL

Rhoda Orlanda Vail (80) was born in 1836 and died in 1897.She first married William Case in 1868.He was born in 1834 and died in 1871.He was a soldier in the Civil War and lived in Scott, Pa.She secondly married Stephen D. Miller, son of Stephen Miller and Mary Goodrich of Scott.He was born in 1830 and died in 1894. He was a prosperous farmer living near Edella in Scott Twp.She was his third wife, and they had no children.(R‑202)

Children - Case

149.Frank Case

 

CHILDREN OF MARCELLA JOHNSON (25) AND MARCUS LEONARD

John M. Leonard (82) was born in 1851 and died in 19--. He married Regina Thacher, daughter of Peter Thacher.(R‑201)

Children - Leonard

150.Walter Leonard, lived in Scranton, Pa.

151.Willis Leonard, lived in Scranton, Pa.

152.Edwin Leonard, lived in Buffalo, N.Y.

 

CHILDREN OF ALFRED GRAVES (27) AND SARAH A. WARREN

Frederick E. Graves (86) was born 14 Sept. 1850.He married Mary E. Kenyon on 14 April 1878.(R‑200)

Children - Graves

153.Thomas Elmer Graves, b. 4 April 1879.

154.Mabel Louise (or Louisa) Graves, b. 14 May 1883.

 

CHILDREN OF WILLIAM H. GRAVES (29) AND MARY LINDEN

George Henry Graves (94) was born 2 May 1842.He married Adelaide A. Vaughn on 27 July 1864 in Centerville, RI.The birthplace of both the following children was given as Hope, RI in R‑203, but the RI vital records show it as Scituate.(R‑200, R‑203)

Children - Graves

155.Ida May Graves, b. 23 Jan. 1865.

+156.Edward Arnold Graves, b. 11 July 1868, m. Lillian Bennett, 2 April 1889.

 

CHILDREN OF DENNIS H. GRAVES (32) AND LYDIA M. O. COLVIN

Samuel Edgar Graves (100) was born 1 Nov. 1857.His name is sometimes shown in the records as Edgar S. Graves.He married Sarah Jane LaCrosse on 28 Nov. 1878.She may have been called Jane, since her name is sometimes given that way in the records.It has also been said that she was from VT, but that has not been verified.All their children were born in Scituate, RI, except for Charles who was born in Smithfield, RI, all according to RI vital records.(R‑200)

Children - Graves

157.Charles Andrew Graves, b. 27 (or 23) March 1879.

158.Alexander Graves, b. 12 Jan. 1880, d. 5 Sept. 1880.

159.Ira Leroy Graves, b. 30 March 1882.

+160.Raymond Walter Graves, b. 2 May 1884, m(1) Ada May Smith, 7 April 1904, m(2) Florence ‑‑‑‑‑‑, d. 29 June 1962.

161.son, b. 21 Nov. 1885.

 

CHILDREN OF GEORGE F. GRAVES (36) AND PRISCILLA S. HOLLIS

Mary Adelle Graves (106) was born 4 April 1879 in Tompkinsville, PA, and died 12 Sept. 1936 in Dallas, PA.She married Charles Frederick Hess, son of Heinrich Hess and Elizabeth Simon, on 30 May 1904.He was born 23 June 1870 in Hyde Park, Scranton, PA, and died 11 July 1930 in Dallas, PA.(R‑5)

Children - Hess

+162.Mary Amelia Hess, b. 5 Jan. 1905, m. Samuel Rosser Davis, 18 Aug. 1930, d. 27 Dec. 1991.

+163.Ruth Isabel Hess, m. John Harris Long.

+164.Robert Graves Hess, b. 11 Oct. 1908, m. Evelyn Marie Pratt, d. 5 Dec. 1995.

+165.Charles Frederick Hess, Jr., b. 17 April 1910, m. Adeline May Layaou, d. 20 Jan. 1979.

+166.Henry Edward Hess, m. Dorothy Irene Ransom.

+167.Alice Elizabeth Hess, b. 6 Nov. 1914, m. Edward Braislin Douglas, 3 Oct. 1936, d. 6 Jan. 1995.

+168.George William Hess, m. Louise Brace.

 

CHILDREN OF CHARLES M. CARPENTER (39) AND MARY S. JOHNSON

Mary Mineta Carpenter (123) was born about 1849 in PA, and died 12 Nov. 1879 in PA.She married Philander R. Carpenter, son of Solomon Carpenter and Jane Brazil.He was born about 1839-1842 in IN, and died in 1904 in Hallstead, PA.(R‑7, R‑8)

Children - Carpenter

169.Child, b.c. 1870, d. in infancy

 

James Wheaton Carpenter (124) was born 31 May 1851 in PA, and died 3 June 1917 in Scranton, Lakawanna Co., PA.He married Harriet Frances Hills, daughter of Nathaniel Hills and Harriet Harrington, on 2 Nov. 1882 in PA.She was born 9 April 1854, and died 11 March 1930 in Scranton, Lakawanna Co., PA.(R‑7, R‑8)

Children - Carpenter

170.Ruth Carpenter, b. 29 Nov. 1892, m. Mark Adair, c. 1914.He was b.c. 1892.

171.Henry Melvin Carpenter, b. 7 March 1893, d. 28 Jan. 1933 (PA).Never married.

 

CHILDREN OF ALBERT GRAVES (43) AND MARGARET MILLER

Albert Clarence Graves (127), called Clarence, was born 16 Sept. 1852 and died in 1919.He married Rosabel (or Rosabelle) Stevens, daughter of Charles Stevens and Maria Lowry, on 30 Sept. 1890.They lived in Peckville, Pa., in Scott Twp. at Heart Lake.(R‑200, R‑201)

Children - Graves

172.Rev.) Charles Adelbert Graves (called Adelbert), b. 3 Sept. 1892.He was a Baptist minister in Washington, Ill.

 

Richard Hobart Graves (128), called Hobart, was born 7 Nov. 1854 and died 25 March 1883.He married Emma Bartholomew.(R‑200)

Children - Graves

173.Ernest Hobart Graves, b. 6 Oct. 1882.

 

Dr. Isaac Selden (or Seldon) Graves (130) was born 1 Dec. 1859 in Tompkinsville, Pa., and died 17 July 1917 in Jermyn, Pa.He graduated from Mansfield Normal School and taught school for three years, and then graduated from the Medical College of the University of New York in 1888.He married Edith Page on 23 April 1891 at Peckville, Pa.He studied with Dr. F. B. Davison of Fleetville, practiced medicine at Peckville for a while, then moved to Jermyn, Pa. in July 1891.He enjoyed a wide practice as a family physician in Jermyn until his death.(R‑200, R‑201)

Children - Graves

174.Albert Graves, b. 1896; lived in Carbondale, Pa.

 

Mary LaMira Graves (131) was born 28 Aug. 1866 and died in 1928.She married Charles Harned in 1895.He was born in 1867 and died in 1922.He was a Peckville Bible agent.(R‑201)

Children - Harned

175.Margaret Harned; teacher at Peckville, Pa.

 

Alice Miller Graves (132) was born 31 March 1870 and died in 1910.She married John L. Decker, son of John C. Decker and Orilla Johnson.They lived on her father's farm at Tompkinsville.(R‑201)

Children - Decker

+176.Seldon Decker, b. 1909, m. Mary Hudak, d. 1963.

 

CHILDREN OF RICHARD GRAVES (45) AND ELIZABETH J. ROBERTS

William ("Will") Richard Graves (136) was born 14 Feb. 1859 at Tompkinsville, Pa., and died in 1933.He married Lottie Frances Norris, daughter of Dudley Norris and Eliza Jay, on 22 June 1891 in Scranton, Pa.She was born in 1865 and died in 1957.They lived in Tompkinsville and later in Dalton.(R‑200, R‑201)

Children - Graves

177.Ruth Frances Graves, b. 23 Dec. 1895, m. Thomas R. Edwards.Lived in Dalton, Pa.

 

Winfield ("Win") Scott Graves (137) was born 20 Feb. 1862 in Tompkinsville, Pa., and died in 1934.He married Ella M. White, daughter of Edwin White and Margaret Swarthout of Greenfield, on 15 March 1883 in Clifford, Pa.She was born in 1865 and died in 1949.They lived in Tompkinsville.(R‑200, R‑201)

Children - Graves

178.Maurice Winfield Graves, b. 25 Nov. 1886, m. Blanche Colvin, 1911, d. 1959.

 

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[1] R-201 gave the marriage date as 1813, but R-6 gave 1816 in RI.

[2] According to R-4, his gravestone inscriptions in the Springboro cem. show that he was b. 1854 and d. 1914.

[3] R-200 gave his middle name as Clark rather than Clarence.